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The Best Football Players Ever

List Criteria: Only pro football players. Please vote for the players based on his career accomplishments

One of the hot topics of debate not only among NFL fans but pundits as well is who is the best football player of all time. It's a very difficult question to answer and one that can't be answered very easily. Do you rank a quarterback above an offensive lineman and likewise for a defensive end versus a wide receiver. Many of the players on this list have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, so this is a list of the best of the best players

All time greats like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Lawrence Taylor are deservedly on this list. These players dominated the league when they played, often causing chaos on the field and often terrorized opponents and breaking the hearts of those fans. Football fans can agree that regardless of position, the players on this list should be considered among the best football players ever. These players' stats and overall influence on the way the game was played factor into why they're considered the best.Vote for the football player you consider to be the greatest of all time. It's not an easy choice and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of these superstar players. There's a reason why they're considered the best football players ever and this your chance to choose who is the best of the best.

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  1. 1
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    most listed
    Quarterback

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3814
    - 1550

    the people's #1
    Wide receiver

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3178
    - 1226


    Running back

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 3296
    - 1014


    Running back

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2331
    - 1130


    Linebacker

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1888
    - 1051


    Quarterback

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2824
    - 1974


    Quarterback

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2860
    - 1791


    Quarterback

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2237
    - 1140


    Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1853
    - 856


    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1901
    - 892


    Running back

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1828
    - 987


    Quarterback

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 2226
    - 792


    Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1832
    - 1007


    Quarterback

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1499
    - 794


    Linebacker, Center

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1509
    - 677


    Quarterback

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1449
    - 914

    often listed
    Quarterback

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1443
    - 671


    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1835
    - 966


    Linebacker

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1549
    - 692


    Wide receiver

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  21. 21
    + 1556
    - 678
    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1154
    - 570


    Running back

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1027
    - 588


    Running back

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1268
    - 279

    ranked low on reranks
    Running back

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1128
    - 786


    Tight end

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 931
    - 515


    Running back

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  27. 27
    + 996
    - 673


    Quarterback

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  28. 28
    + 898
    - 593
    ) open
  29. 29
    + 900
    - 531


    Linebacker

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  30. 30
    + 768
    - 534
    ) open
  31. 31
    + 1132
    - 645


    Quarterback

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 1000
    - 619


    Quarterback

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 944
    - 597


    Quarterback

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 838
    - 489


    Quarterback

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 866
    - 249

    ranked low on reranks
    Defensive end

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 874
    - 581


    Running back, Return specialist

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 1241
    - 815


    Running back

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 724
    - 377


    Quarterback

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 785
    - 265

    ranked low on reranks
    Wide receiver

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  40. 40
    + 693
    - 586

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 770
    - 438
    ) open
  42. 42
    + 758
    - 431


    Running back

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  43. 43
    + 920
    - 527


    Quarterback

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  44. 44
    + 846
    - 435


    Tight end

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  45. 45
    + 659
    - 467


    Cornerback

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  46. 46
    + 668
    - 457


    Free Safety

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 660
    - 384


    Linebacker

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  48. 48
    + 517
    - 383


    Running back

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  49. 49
    + 668
    - 503


    Punter, Quarterback, Defensive back

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 520
    - 364


    Quarterback

    ) open
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